National E-Mobility Equity 2 Day Virtual Conference November 12th & 13th, 2020
William Barber III
Climate Reality Project
William J. Barber III is the strategic partnerships manager at The Climate Reality Project. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law where he earned his juris doctorate. He is heavily interested in environmental policy, having completed work with several environmental advocacy groups, including the UNC Law Center for Climate, Energy, Environment, and Economics; Clean Water for North Carolina; and Clean Energy Works.
William currently serves as a member of the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality Secretary’s Environmental Justice and Equity Advisory Board, as well as co-chair for the North Carolina Poor People’s Campaign Ecological Devastation committee. William has several years of experience in grassroots and community organizing, working as a field secretary for the North Carolina NAACP for two years and serving as one of a three-member leadership team for Moral Freedom Summer, a long-term voter mobilization campaign spearheaded by the North Carolina NAACP. William attended college at North Carolina Central University, where he completed an undergraduate degree in environmental physics. William is founder and President of the Rural Beacon Initiative, LLC, a start-up seeking to advance opportunity in sustainable development and renewable energy for low income communities and communities of color.